How important is healthcare for voters?

Regardless of party affiliation, health is important to us all — but just how important? As the United States presidential elections approach, we take a look at healthcare and its place among voters’ priorities. We also examine how voters’ priorities have shifted from earlier this year. Share on PinterestSince the beginning of the year, the […]

An open letter to healthcare professionals

Dr. Yenting Chen is a board certified emergency medicine physician practicing at the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center emergency departments in Berkeley and Oakland, California. In this opinion piece, he discusses the importance of empathy when tackling misinformation...

The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on primary healthcare worldwide

The new coronavirus has affected people’s health in more ways than one. In this Special Feature, we look at what the pandemic has meant for primary healthcare access in countries around the world. Share on PinterestHow has the pandemic affected different aspects of...

What can healthcare staff do to prevent PTSD during the pandemic?

People who work in healthcare are tirelessly looking after patients with COVID-19, often in challenging conditions. There is a clear risk of long-term mental health issues, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But expert resources are available, and many...

TB vaccine to be trialed in healthcare staff

Currently, there are no drugs that can prevent COVID-19, and there is no vaccine. As the virus traverses the globe, scientists are working at breakneck speed to identify ways to slow or stop the disease. Share on PinterestA new trial plans to use a TB vaccine to...